Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Husband needed a desk and chair for his office.
So antiquing I did go.

They seem pretty happy together.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

And A Summer Sweater or 2

I knit this summer sweater right before easter for my biggest little and it came out so nice and was such an easy quick knit(with almost no finishing work!) I decided to knit one for little number 2.

The pattern is great and you can get it for free here. The only thing I changed with this second sweater was a picot edge and you can learn how to do one here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ode to Inge

Dear Sopranos | Inge ,
I have been watching you from a distance for so long and my love for you has just grown over time. Even on sale I can't bring myself to buy you but know that I love you.

Friday, April 24, 2009

If I only had the time.....

Today while tackling the ominous pile of laundry, vacuuming, mopping, and trying to pick up toys I am daydreaming about making about 20 of these.
Iv got the fabric but nowhere near the time.
So I tacked up some prints from my darkroom to try and appease myself.

Its not really working tho.

Some people are impossible to please.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

You never know......

It all began when we ripped into the basement ceiling. We were adding extra insulation to what would become Elliot's nursery, then husband's seldom used office, and now my work room. Under the popcorn ceiling that was installed at one point by someone who I can only guess was insane, was a big surprise.
Our house was one of the many that were built during WWII to accommodate the many many families that relocated to our area to build ships during the war. It was a time of "waste not, want not" even when insulating houses it seemed. So when we got the ceiling down we discovered that our house is insulated with old newspaper forms from WWII.

I couldn't just throw them out! They were wonderful. So I have saved them. One ended up framed on my Mother's dinning room wall. But the rest just sat in my laundry room, and in time began to blend in with the wall. Then the other day my friend noticed them and asked what I was going to do with them.....and it began.
We tried to print onto fabric with a few methods involving fabric paint with no luck. Then we tried a sort of fabric crayon rubbing and this was the result.
There is still experimenting to be done on this project, but Im pretty excited about what I got so far. I know these will be sewn into something soon because I like them so much. Probably a simple market bag. I love these articles, and adds. I can't wait to experiment more with this.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

testing.... testing......

So I thought a public crafty blog would be fun to try. Not sure if I can keep up two but lets see eh?! This may help keep me creating.
So join me here for a little crafting, some cooking, and a bit of knitting(yes it gets its own category outside of crafting)I have a few new projects to share and a brain that is brimming with ideas.